The Youth Network for Reform or YONER Liberia has held its Fourth Edition of GIST TechConnect event that is aimed at promote entrepreneurship, innovation science and technology for youth empowerment and socio-economic development in Liberia.
The event held Tuesday, 4 April brought together young people including students from various universities, high schools and other youth groups here. Speaking at the occasion held at the U.S Embassy near Monrovia, GIST Bootcamp Alumni J. Andrew Greaves suggested that young people divert from politics to their own businesses in other to help the Liberian economy.
He said investing in business will help the Liberian society, noting that Liberians need to divert from politics and start to develop the economy. Also speaking, a young Liberian entrepreneur Ms. Christiana D. Taylor urged Liberians to develop passion for business, on grounds that one is his or her own boss in business.
She argued that when involved in business, one can make a great impact in the society, instead of working for other people and making them rich. “Being an entrepreneur, you do not have to start up with a lot of money in other to be successful. You can start up business with a little money and with passion for that [business], you can be very successful businessman [or] woman in the future”, she said.
Madam Taylor added that there will be so many failures along the way, but encouraged her young colleagues that when they fall in a business, they should wake up and fight to be successful again.
She encouraged them to continue to fight until they are successful. She also said that before a business is done, one should identify the business opportunity, the kind of business to invest in and to consider the targeted audience.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Winston W. Parley